All posts by Kim von Keller

Resolutions for a Pandemic Year

Making the Most of 2021

Remember those resolutions we made this time last year?  We were going to do things like update our professional wardrobes, attend legal industry gatherings, and go to the gym.  With the arrival of COVID-19 in early 2020, however, those good intentions flew out the window.  So as we approach 2021, perhaps we should consider different resolutions for a pandemic year. Continue reading

Giving Back All Year Long

The SC Legal Community Gives Back

We are now in what is often called the season of giving.  It’s the time of year between Thanksgiving and New Year’s Eve when we are reminded to give to those less fortunate than ourselves.  However, South Carolina’s legal community, including CompuScripts Court Reporters, is dedicated to giving back all year long. Continue reading

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Direct our Charitable Giving with Words Into Action 2020!

Words Into Action 2020!

Based on our past success, CompuScripts Court Reporters and Legal Videographers announces Words Into Action 2020.  Its purpose is to draw attention to the organizations we are able to support when you book a deposition or order legal transcription from us.  Our Words Into Action campaign is an addition to our regular program of charitable giving. Continue reading

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Web Conference Deposition Witness Prep

Tips for a Web Conference Deposition

Since the beginning of the pandemic, more and more litigators are employing web conference depositions to secure testimony and keep their cases moving.  To that end, CompuScripts has offered training to attorneys and paralegals on subjects such as practical tips for remote depositions and working with exhibits remotely.  The preparation of a witness for a web conference deposition, however, has several unique aspects.  This month, we’d like to offer tips on preparing a witness for a web conference deposition via Zoom or other online platform. Continue reading

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Make Distance Learning Work

Legal Work and School Work Can Work!

As a new school year approaches, schools across the country struggle with how to safely educate their students.   Some districts will attempt traditional, in-person instruction.  Others will begin the semester with distance learning.  And still others offer parents the choice of traditional instruction OR distance learning.  It’s highly likely that at some point this year, children will receive instruction at home.  So how is a busy attorney, paralegal, or court reporter to balance professional demands with building blocks or algebra remediation?  CompuScripts offers these suggestions to make distance learning work with your work. Continue reading

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How to De-stress during the Pandemic

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Try Our Fun, Inexpensive Tips!

The word health is on the minds of most Americans these days, and with good reason.  Without a COVID-19 vaccine, and with symptoms ranging from none to an inability to breathe, all we have to combat it are masks, hand sanitizer, and social distancing.  Of course, we’re referring to concerns about our physical health.  But as we enter our seventh month with the virus, it is taking a collective toll on our mental health as well.  Social isolation, financial insecurity, and fears for ourselves or our loved ones can cause feelings of depression, even among those who have never experienced such feelings.  Medical groups such as Mayo Clinic offer good global suggestions, such as keeping to a routine and focusing on positive thoughts.  And, of course, anyone experiencing suicidal ideation or the persistent loss of appetite, inability to sleep, or loss of interests should contact a medical or mental health professional immediately.  But if, like many, you’re experiencing more of an emotional fatigue, CompuScripts would like to offer our favorite COVID-19 tips to de-stress that may be helpful during the pandemic. Continue reading

Current COVID-19 Safety Protocols

COVID-19 Safety Protocols
Lessen Transmission

Since the first coronavirus cases were reported, CompuScripts has stayed abreast of  practices promoting the health and safety of our staff, our court reporters, and our clients.  At this writing, much of the country has loosened quarantine restrictions.  So in this month’s blog,  CompuScripts reviews current COVID-19 safety protocols designed to prevent the spread of the novel coronavirus. Continue reading

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Traditional and Online Depositions Available!

CompuScripts Now Scheduling
Traditional and Online Depositions

Now that quarantine restrictions in South Carolina are easing and courts are reopening , CompuScripts is scheduling a mix of traditional and online depositions.  This means that all parties, some parties, or no parties may be in the same physical room during the deposition.  CompuScripts accomplishes this through the use of our large Columbia conference room set up for social distancing.  Because of our unique setup, attorneys can now mix and match aspects of face-to-face and virtual depositions. Continue reading

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Schedule our Virtual Conference Room during COVID-19 Crisis

Preparing  for Videoconference Depositions

Like so many industries right now, the legal landscape has changed.  Social distancing restrictions are making it more difficult for attorneys to conduct depositions in the ways they’re accustomed to.  But it is possible to conduct a remote deposition successfully using our virtual conference room.  CompuScripts has been scheduling remote depositions for more than a decade, and we’d like to teach you about preparing for videoconference depositions. Continue reading

Minimizing Health Risk in the Deposition Room

Advice for Reporters and Videographers

As a company, we pride ourselves on being responsible members of the legal community.  This responsibility extends to the way our court reporters and legal videographers conduct themselves during depositions as we face not only a difficult flu season but fear of the community spread of coronavirus. Continue reading